**I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for participation in the blog tour**
As soon as the email came through to take part in the blog tour for The Ten Thousand Doors of January I jumped at the chance. I loved the sound of the plot, the cover was gorgeous and it was already getting a lot of attention. For good reason as it turns out.
Ten Thousand Doors is a love letter to stories, creating them, sharing them and getting lost in them. It really hones in on the power a story and therefore words have which is something that really resonated with me.
January is the kind of character you come across once in a blue moon. She's the one you know because she feels like a little piece of you. Her love of books, of adventures of running around when you probably shouldn't be. She reminded me of a younger version of myself. It's this curiosity that leads her to find the doors between worlds and ultimately to realise that not everyone has her best interests at heart. She suffers some horrendous things but still manages to see positivity even in the bleakest of times.
I do wish we got to see a little more of the worlds mentioned in the book. I loved where we did see and craved more. Especially after hearing the story of January's mother and father first meeting. However, I did love the direction this novel took. It was an exploration fo family dynamics that just so happened to be set in a fantasy world. A unique kind of tale. It also had very little romance which was refreshing. As much as I love a good swoon-worthy romance it was lovely to read a story that didn't hinge on that.
The kind of story that just makes you smile.
Name: The Ten Thousand Doors of January*
Author: Alix E Harrow
Have you read The Ten Thousand Doors of January*?
What did you think?
Thank you for reading,